Joely Richardson

A member of one of the world's most acclaimed acting dynasties, Joely Richardson was a late bloomer in her family's chosen profession, but by the early 1990s and into the next century she established herself as a ... Read more »
Born: 01/09/1965 in London, England, GB


Actor (46)

Snowden 2016 (Movie)


Fallen 2015 (Movie)

Ms. Sophia (Actor)

Maggie 2015 (Movie)

Caroline (Actor)

The Devil's Violinist 2015 (Movie)

Ethel Langham (Actor)

The Messenger 2015 (Movie)

Psychiatrist (Actor)

Endless Love 2014 (Movie)

Anne Butterfield (Actor)

Lady Chatterley 2014 (Movie)

Lady Chatterley (Actor)

Vampire Academy 2014 (Movie)

Queen Tatiana (Actor)

Thanks For Sharing 2013 (Movie)

Katie (Actor)

Red Lights 2012 (Movie)

Monica Hansen (Actor)

Anonymous 2011 (Movie)

Young Queen Elizabeth I (Actor)

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo 2011 (Movie)

Anita Vanger (Actor)

Nip/Tuck 2003 - 2010 (TV Show)


The Day of the Triffids 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)


The Last Mimzy 2007 (Movie)

Jo Wilder (Actor)

Fallen Angel 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)


Maybe Baby 2001 (Movie)

Lucy Bell (Actor)

The Affair of the Necklace 2001 (Movie)

Marie Antoinette (Actor)

Return to Me 2000 (Movie)

Elizabeth Rueland (Actor)

The Patriot 2000 (Movie)

Charlotte Selton (Actor)

Wrestling With Alligators 2000 (Movie)

Claire (Actor)

Toy Boys 1998 (Movie)


Under Heaven 1998 (Movie)

Eleanor (Actor)

Uninvited 1998 (Movie)


Event Horizon 1997 (Movie)

Starck (Actor)

The Hollow Reed 1997 (Movie)

Hannah Wyatt (Actor)

The Tribe 1997 (Movie)

Emily (Actor)

101 Dalmatians 1996 (Movie)

Anita (Actor)

Loch Ness 1996 (Movie)

Laura (Actor)

Sister My Sister 1995 (Movie)

Christine (Actor)

I'll Do Anything 1994 (Movie)

Cathy Breslow (Actor)

Heading Home 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)


Rebecca's Daughters 1992 (Movie)

Rhiannon (Actor)

Shining Through 1992 (Movie)

Margrete Von Eberstien (Actor)

Drowning By Numbers 1991 (Movie)

3rd Cissie Colpitts (Actor)

King Ralph 1991 (Movie)

Princess Anna (Actor)

Wetherby 1985 (Movie)

Young Jean Travers (Actor)

The Hotel New Hampshire 1984 (Movie)

Waitress (Actor)

Fallen Angel (Movie)

Katherine Wentworth (Actor)

Lies My Mother Told Me (TV Show)


The Dream (TV Show)


The Fever (TV Show)


The Three Ravens (TV Show)


Wallis & Edward (TV Show)



A member of one of the world's most acclaimed acting dynasties, Joely Richardson was a late bloomer in her family's chosen profession, but by the early 1990s and into the next century she established herself as a skilled performer, capable of tackling both period roles and modern day characters in features and on television. Her first major role was as a murderess in the art house favorite "Drowning By Numbers" (1988), and despite Hollywood's tendency to cast her in lighthearted roles like "101 Dalmatians" (1996), she did her best work in darker, more nuanced material like "Sister My Sister" (Channel 4, 1994) and "The Echo" (BBC, 1998). Her best known role - as the conflicted Julie McNamara on "Nip/Tuck" (FX, 2003-2010) - earned her both critical acclaim and widespread exposure, though Richardson appeared to favor substantive work over fame. As a result, she remained among the more widely respected actresses and earned more prestigious roles as a result. But as her career was moving along, Richardson suffered a tragic loss when her sister, actress Natasha Richardson, died from an epidural hematoma as the result of a skiing accident. With the eyes of the world on the famous family, Richardson returned to work, playing Queen Katherine Parr on "The Tudors" (Showtime, 2007-2010) and co-starring in "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" (2011), which helped underscore the enormity of her talent.


Katherine Grimond

Daughter of Tony Richardson and Grizelda Grimond

Tim Bevan

Married from 1992-2001

Daisy Bevan Actor


Daisy Bevan

Born in March 1992 father, Tim Bevan

Rachel Kempson

Died of a stroke in 2003

Carlo Nero

Son of Vanessa Redgrave's and Italian actor Franco Nero

Vanessa Redgrave Actor

Born Jan. 30, 1937 Joely played a young incarnation of Vanessa in "Wetherby" (1985) Played mother and daughter on the FX series "Nip/Tuck" in 2005

Michael Redgrave Actor

Born in 1908 died in 1985 of complications from Parkinson's disease well-known English stage and film actor

Corin Redgrave

Brother of Lynn and Vanessa Redgrave died in April 2010

Lynn Redgrave

Award-winning stage and film actress died May 2, 2010 after a long battle with breast cancer

Jemma Redgrave Actor

Born in 1965 daughter of Corin Redgrave appeared with Lynn and Vanessa Redgrave in a 1990 production of "Three Sisters" in London

Tony Richardson Director

Academy Award-winning director of "Tom Jones" (1963) was bisexual and died of complications from AIDS at 63 in 1991

Natasha Richardson

Born in 1963 won a Tony Award for her role in the 1998 Broadway revival of "Cabaret" married to actor Liam Neeson died March 18, 2009 of head injury from skiing accident. She was 45 years old

Archibald Stirling

Involved c. 1990 Stirling was married to actor Diana Rigg at the time, but his affair ended the marriage

Jamie Theakston

Began relationship c. 2000 separated in spring 2001 due to work commitments


The Thacher School

Ojai , California 1983

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

London , England

St Paul's Girls' School

Harry Hopman Tennis School

Tampa , Florida
Attended at age 14 on a tennis scholarship



Acted opposite Sigourney Weaver and Robert De Niro in the drama thriller "Red Lights"


Joined the cast of David Fincher directed "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," based on the novel by Stieg Larsson


Portrayed the young Queen Elizabeth I in the drama "Anonymous"; her real-life mother Vanessa Redgrave played Elizabeth later in the film


Cast as Queen Katherine Parr, Henry's sixth and last wife, in the fourth season of "The Tudors" (Showtime)


Co-starred with Timothy Hutton in the family film "The Last Mimzy"


Starred in the Lifetime TV-movie "Lies My Mother Told Me"


Played the wife of Dr. Sean McNamara on the FX drama "Nip/Tuck"; received Golden Globe (2004, 2005) nominations for Best Actress; left show in 2006 to care for her sick daughter; returned for the fifth season


Acted opposite mother Vanessa Redgrave in the staging of Oscar Wilde's "Lady Windermere's Fan"


Portrayed Marie Antoinette in "The Affair of the Necklace"


Made NY stage debut in "Madame Melville" opposite Macauley Culkin


Starred with Hugh Laurie in "Maybe Baby"


Played opposite Mel Gibson in the film "The Patriot"


Cast opposite opposite Glenn Close in the Disney live-action remake of "101 Dalmatians"


Featured in the comedy "King Ralph"


First starring role in a feature, "Drowning By Numbers"


Joined the Royal Shakespeare Company


First feature speaking role, "Wetherby"; portrayed her mother's character as a young woman


Directed by her father Tony Richardson in her film debut "The Hotel New Hampshire"

Bonus Trivia


Richardson was forced to put her career on hold in the fall of 2006 to care for her sick daughter. The star quit her hit plastic surgery drama "Nip/Tuck" (FX) to be with her teenage daughter in London as she faced multiple operations to fix a circulation problem in her legs. Richardson returned for the show's fifth season in 2007.


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